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Blaise High School

BHS Governance information

Blaise High School is an academy in the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

The Greenshaw Learning Trust is a charitable company, limited by guarantee, with the sole purpose of maintaining and developing academy schools to provide comprehensive and inclusive education for the public benefit. You can find out more about the governance of the Trust on the Trust website here.

The Trustees of the Greenshaw Learning Trust have overall legal responsibility for all the schools in the Trust, but they delegate powers and responsibilities with respect to the governance of each school to its governing body. The governing body is a committee of the Board of Trustees that reports to and is accountable to the Board of Trustees under a Scheme of Delegation of governance functions.

The Governing Body for Blaise High School is the Blaise High & Yate Academy Governing Body – a shared governing body with Yate Academy in Yate. (Prior to 1 September 2023 the Governing Body for Blaise High School was the Blaise High School Governing Body.)

The governing body is responsible for the strategic leadership of the schools, for oversight of the schools' financial and academic performance, and for holding the Headteachers and schools' senior leadership to account.

Governors are appointed in a number of different ways to reflect the schools' various stakeholders and to bring a range of skills and experience to the governing body:

  • Trust governors are appointed by the Board of Trustees of the Greenshaw Learning Trust.

  • A parent governor has to be a parent of a pupil at one of the schools at the time of their election and is elected by ballot of all parents and carers of current students.

  • Community governors are appointed by the governing body to reflect its community and stakeholders.

  • A staff governor must be employed to work at one of the schools.

  • The Headteachers are governors ex-officio.

All governors except the Headteachers serve for a term of office of four years, but can be reappointed.

Governors act collectively as the governing body and work closely with the Headteachers and senior leadership teams of the schools. Governors exercise their powers in a primarily strategic leadership role; they should not get involved in the day-to-day running of the schools.

As well as attending governing body meetings, governors serve on governing body committees, take part in governor briefings and development activities, visit the schools, meet school staff and attend and engage in a range of school activities.

The Headteachers are responsible for the day-to-day running of the schools, including the internal organisation, management and control of the schools and the direction of teaching and the curriculum, and for the implementation of the policies of the Trust and Local Governing Body.

The attendance record of governors at meetings of the governing body and its committees can be found here. 

The Trust is required to maintain a register of interests for governors and non-trustee members of governing body committees. You can see the declarations of relevant interests of the governing body here for 2022-23. (The register for the current year is not yet available).

Find out more or contact us

For further information or to contact the governing body, please email the clerk to the governing body:

Chair of the governing body: Catherine Allen – contact via 

Join us

If you are interested in becoming a governor at Blaise High & Yate Academy Governing Body, or at another school in the Trust, further information can be found here.